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Sep 4, 2012 11:35pm EDT
convention kicks off as president obama's secret weapon, his wife michelle, takes the stage to tell the country why they should give her husband another four years. >>> new kid on the block. a 37-year-old mayor, a rising latino leader. tonight, julian castro delivers a history-making speech, can he do what a young obama did eight years ago, when he made the speech that launched his career. we're behind the scenes. >>> and party on. the gloves are off. it's crunch time for president obama's campaign with the polls in a dead heat, can the democrats convince americans that things will be better the second time around? >>> good evening. i'm terry moran in charlotte, north carolina. day one of the democratic national convention. and here just, just a little ile ago, michelle obama brought down the house. they had the signs "we love michelle." this one is prepackprepackaged, question about it. but the emotion rponse spontaneous, as michelle obama told the nation why she believes her husband deserves another four years in the white house. when she speaks of their love and dreams. no questi
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Sep 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
barack obama. >> announcer: so what will he say tonight? and how much will it help him? this is the democratic national convention. it's "your voice your vote." now reporting live from the time warnerable arena in charlotte, north carolina, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >>> and good evening, to you all, once again from charlotte, north carolina. the democratic national convention in high gear as you can hear and tonight the main event. one of the most formidable competitors in modern politics. former president bill clinton will enter the arena right across that stage and try to give his patented rocket fuel. >> and president obama will be watching from this arena tonight. likely to come out on stage. what a journey for these two men. they come from different generations, different political worlds. they have built it up step-by-step. he's starring now in campaign ads. and diane, one of the building blocks is when president obama wanted to make hillary clinton secretary of state, bill clinton became the chief persuader. >> they've been good friends for a long t
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. >> wild combination. >>> tonight on "nightline," four more years. it was president obama's big night at the highly anticipated finale of the democratic national convention, but did he convince voters that the best is yet to come? >> his secret weapon, she introduced the president tonight and two nights ago, she brought down the house here. michele obama looks back and forward with diane sawyer and talked about how her kids reacted to her big speech. >>> and the thin doctor. he works with jay-z and oprah, now he's spinning tunes at this convention, like "signed sealed delivered." we hang with him to find out how do democrats get down. >> good evening, i'm terry moran here in charlotte, north carolina, where the 2012 democratic convention has entered the history books with a speech by president barack obama. a stirring speech for the people here in the hall. he launched a vigorous defense of his record, several negative attacks against mitt romney and he offered the delegates a little bit of that old-time obama religion of hope. all in all, the people who were in this hall, received th
ABC
Sep 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >>> as the focus shifts from tampa to charlotte, can president obama convince skeptical voters that he deserves a second chance. we'll ask david plouffe. our pounderhouse roundtable with george will, jim burton and kerry healey. >>> our friend george will calls convention the seventh inning stretch of presidential campaigns. halfway through, where do we stand? >> what a welcome, cincinnati! thank you so much. >> the race is still pretty much a tie. romney's crowds in california and florida yesterday were huge. he tried to reach beyond his base. >> we'll finalry have to do something that republicans have spoken about for a long time and for a while. we didn't do it. when we had the lead, we let them down. i will cut the deficit and get us on track to a balanced budget. >> president obama was on offense, in another battleground. iowa. his take on the republican convention, he called it a tire tv rerun that was black and white. >> when governor romney had a chance to let you in on his secret sauce, he didn't offer you a single new idea. it was just a retread of the same old policies that have been
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
is a very good debater. he's practiced and practiced and practiced and practiced. >> the moderator and obama are going to come after him. >> the big questions, can romney reset his campaign with a strong debate? or was early voting under way -- >> president obama. >> is it too late for a turnaround? >> four years from his last debate. >> you're wrong. >> will be president obama be rusty? we'll ask our headliners. new jersey governor chris christie and the president's senior adviser david plouffe. and our powerhouse roundtable. squaring off, haley barbour and howard dean. plus, matthew dowd, donna brazile and maggie haberman of politico. >>> hello again. we're heading into the home stretch of this campaign. just 37 days before the final votes. with all eyes on this week's first debate. the candidacy are hunkering down in debate camp. where the race stands. what to expect wednesday? white house adviser david plouffe standing by for the president. but let's begin with the romney camp, new jersey governor chris christie. good morning. >> good morning, george. >> since the convention, romney has
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
about you, but all these issues i know we're better off because president obama made the decisions he did. now, that brings me to health care. the republicans call it derisively obama care. they say they will repeal it. are they right? let's take a look at what's actually happened so far. first, individuals in businesses have already gotten more than $1 billion in refunds from insurance companies because the law requires 80% to 85% of your premium to go to your health care, not profits or promotion. and the gains are greater than that because a bunch of insurance companies have applied to lower the rate to comply with requirements. 3 million young people between 19 and 25 are insured for the first time because their parents' policy can cover them. so millions of seniors are receiving preventive care, all the way from breast cancer screenings to tests for heart problems and scores of other things. and younger people are getting them, too. boy, soon the insurance companies, not the government, the insurance companies will have many of new customers, many of them middle class people with
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
stage to make their case for their man. so what will the one person who know barack obama say? >> we have come so far, we can't turn back now. >> this is the democratic national convention. it's "your voice your vote." now reporting live from the time warner cable arena in charlotte, north carolina, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >>> and good evening to all of you. and good evening again to the team. it is great to have you back with us. this time, we are in charlotte, north carolina kicking off the democratic national convention. you can see the crowd gathered out there in the hall. that's 17,000 people. and once again, it is a woman. it is first lady michelle obama tonight, beginning this high-pressure moment with a speech. at the republican national convention, it was the candidates right there, ann romney. >> and the husbands, they challenge, mirror image this week. mitt romney came in according to the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, shows brand new, in the least favorable, 47% favorable, 49% unfavorable. >> and also under water, a surprising undertow among regis
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
obama. we'll tell what you we learned about her very big speech. and the president sets up a giant debate after he grades himself on his handling of the economy. what did he say? >>> and end in sight of these record-breaking prices at the pump. we have news of when gas prices will go down and how much. >>> silent heart attacks. millions of americans having heart attacks and they don't know it. tonight, the symptoms how to tell if you've had one and how to prevent more. >>> and when harry met alex. as it wears off after the racy photos with the cheeky 6-year-old. how the prince handled his tiny subject. >>> good evening from charlotte, north carolina. and this week, the democratic national convention, and as we come on the air tonight, not long from now on that stage. the first lady michelle obama will enter the arena do give a speech to millions of americans about her husband and the pressure is on. because a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows the president has been sliding among registered women voters, some of his strongest, most steadfast supporters. take a look at
ABC
Sep 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
>>> good morning and welcome to "this week." >>> the president of the united states. >> obama on offense. >> the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> the president and his party make their pitch. >> we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >> ask osama bin laden if he's better off now than he was four years ago? >>> this man has passion in his heart and a spine of steel. >> did obama convince voters that he deserves to be rehired? with less than two months to go, what will define the final sprint and break this election deadlock? >> we'll our headliner paul ryan. >> we'll win this debate. >>> plus, mayor cory booker and rand paul join our powerhouse roundtable. george will, roberts and paul krugman. >>> hello again. conventions are done. debates are coming. new polls show a bit of a bounce for democrats. but friday's mee owe kerr's jobs report may be camp that down. >> when our opponent says that our nation is in this decline, they are dead wrong. this is a
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
'll say. and michelle obama, the speech, was she taking aim. and what's happening now with that dress. >>> and tonight abc's weather editor sam champion with more extreme weather on the way. >>> the moments after strapping a bomb on to help her. >>> and the price is right. if you've ever bought something on line, the new report says if you wait just one minute before you place the order, you could save up to $100. >>> and good evening, from charlotte tonight. a big night ahead at the democratic national convention. and we should note that diane has just arrived back from mississippi. she was there today with our friend robin roberts for robin's mother's funeral. all of our hearts in mississippi we do begin with the major headlines in charlotte tonight. in fact, look at this, the stage where president obama was to give his big speech outdoors tomorrow night, being taken apart tonight. the speech is now being moved here to a smaller arena indoors, the campaign says the possibility of storms and lightning forcing the move. the romney camp jumping in on their own take on that. president o
ABC
Sep 16, 2012 9:00am EDT
spreading around the world. what's behind the attacks? could more be on the way? did the obama administration do enough to prevent the violence? and how will the crisis overseas impact the presidential elections here at home? >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> we'll get the very latest from the threat abroad. >>> and from chris ttiane amanpour. >>> and our powerhouse roundtable with george will, jon than karl, wesley clarke and liz cheney from fox news. >>> hello again. george stephanopoulos has the morning off. we're in the home stretch, just 51 days until the election and our powerhouse roundtable is standing be i to get to all of the week's politics. but first, the crisis that has the potential to shake up the presidential election. the wave of anti-american protests and violence now sweeping the globe. for more on what happened and why, let's bring in the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. >> first of all, what is the latest on who these attackers were at the embassy or at the consulate at benghazi? they're saying some people we
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 12:00am EDT
national convention throwing his mettle on star power on barack obama although joined him on stage after a rousing speech. >>> big spenders. lavish parties. star-studded. we investigate the high-rolling world of partying politicians, the rich donors, what all that cash can buy you. >>> plus, the report card. the good, the bad, everything in between here at the convention. one guy who knows how to play the game and who's coming out on top. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. and a momentous night here at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, where just a short time ago, bill clinton had this crowd eating out of his hands. in a speech, a stem-winding that culminated in a remarkable moment when president barack obama joined him on stage, breaking precedence. the man clinton told the crowd they must re-elect. >> reporter: the big dog and the one. an an extraordinary and historic moment. and what led up to it just as extraordinary and historic. >> we are here to nominate a president. and i've got one in mind. >> reporter: bill clinton was back and democrats loved thi
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
has to achieve, what bill clinton did here last night, and first lady michele obama sits down with us, to tell us what she says to her husband right before he walks on stage. >>> super surge. wall street rockets to a four-year high. why? and will it last? >>> the hostage learns the truth. tonight, the woman told by bank robbers they had strapped a bomb to her waist, learns what the bomb really was, and new clues tonight about those men. >>> growing up. malia and sasha, the first lady tells us what surprises her the most about them today. >>> good evening from charlotte, north carolina. this is the biggest night of the democratic national convention. the last night. and president obama at this moment, preparing to walk on to that stage to join the duel with republican candidate mitt romney who spoke last week. the president, about to make a high stakes case for himself to the american people. our political team is out in force tonight to cover it all. abc's chief white house correspondent ready now to lead us off. jake? >> good evening, diane. senior white house officials say president
ABC
Sep 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
. but guess what, i have rarely seen a moment with the man in the moment have met so well. >> president obama pounded away at romney's private thoughts on that 47% in wisconsin. >> we can't get very far if we're just writing off half the country. as a bunch of victims. or presume that somehow they want to be dependent on government or don't want to take responsibility for their own lives. >> and with that, let's get right to our headliners david axelrod and the reince priebus. reince, let me begin with you. thank you. president obama, you saw him yesterday, voters are going to be hearing about that leaked video every single day. >> well, i mean, listen, i think governor romney has been pretty clear, probably wasn't the best-said moment in the campaign and probably not the best week in the campaign. i think we can look back at last week as a campaign in a couple of months, that this this was the defining week in both campaigns, where i think both campaigns are crystallizing around a central theme which is going to be, what kind of future do we want for our kids and grandkids? what type of amer
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, our president, barack obama. thank you, god bless you. god bless america. >> and addressing this giant and enthusiastic crowd, first lady michelle obama saying the presidency reveals who you really are. i want to show you a photo that was tweeted out earlier. can you take a look at it. it's coming up right here. there it is. the president and their two daughters. 14-year-old malia and 11-year-old sasha watching from the white house. >> a week ago, michelle obama taking off on the theme of love. saying she loves him more than she did four years ago, and 23 years ago, watching him. as you said, revealed, and tying it to what he is doing as president. also, talking about his love for the american people and what they've learned from the american people. clearly, cokie roberts down on the floor, this is a speech designed to rally the faithful and it did in this hall. >> it certainly did. the signs of we love michelle. but also, she did something important in terms of humanizing as ann romney. a lot of presidents try to portray him as different. she said he was raised just like me. as she p
ABC
Sep 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
throughout the morning on abc. >>> also developing overnight, new momentum for president obama after last week's convention. he is now ahead in some new poll numbers and also in campaign cash. >> and romney said if elected he would keep parts of the president's health care plan. >> reporter: good morning, president obama is feeling a post convention boost so mitt romney it trying to meet working class voters in ohio. the campaigns are hunkering down in crucial battlegrounds faced with president obama getting a lift coming out of the democratic national convention. the gallup daily tracking poll now has mr. obama five points ahead of mr. romney. quoting seniors in florida over the weekend, the president blasted the romney medicare plan. >> so here the bottom line. their plan bankrupts medicare. our plan strengthening medicare. >> reporter: romney in an interview used the disappointing numbers to rip president obama's record. >> not that it's a jobless recovery, if it's a recovery at all. it really doesn't look like a recovery. >> reporter: the obama campaign hit back with v.p. biden campai
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
, president barack obama walks in. >> we have more work to do. we have more doors in opportunity and we have to open them to every single american. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> it's the biggest speech on the biggest night. >> four more years! >> this is the democratic national convention. it's "your voice your vote," now reporting live from the time warner cable arena in charlotte, north carolina, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> welcome everyone at home. it's filled to the rafters here in the arena. they are ready for this final night in charlotte, north carolina, the democratic national convention and tonight, president barack obama about to enter this arena to fire up this crowd and voters across the country. you know, george, he's a fourth-quarter player, a clutch hitter, he's got to begin tonight. >> that's right. a high degree of difficulty tonight. no president has been re-elected with unemployment this high. 2/3 of the country believe we're headed in the wrong direction. he needs to bring back the themes of hope and change. and say that voters can make good
ABC
Sep 3, 2012 6:30am EDT
. >>> this will be a day busy working on a came payne trail for a number of elected officials. president obama is in ohio and then louisiana. >> mitt romney is in new hampshire but paul ryan is hitting the road in north carolina where thousands of democratic delegates will be arriving in charlotte this morning. >> abc brandy hitt has the latest on what's going on on tobacco road. >> it's time to move forward. that's the choice of the election. >> reporter: this week it's the democrats' turn to rally behind president oand the bid for a second term. the stage is set in charlotte with democrats filling the national convention, the most open convention in history. >> right up front and personal. >> reporter: democrats are using star power to get message across all week long including appearances by eva longorria james taylor mary j. blige and foo fighters. later michelle obama and former president bill clinton will speak leading up to a large celebration thursday inside bank of america stadium. >> enough is enough. >> reporter: hundreds protested the big banks on the streets of charlotte sunday. on his road
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
clinton is expected to take the stage to support president obama. democrats are hoping it will add some credibility to the obama campaign. clinton headlines tonight's speeches and presidentbama will cap it off tonight. and our senior senator barbara mikulski will attend. >>> some political souvenirs have a long tradition, but others go outside the bo. karen kay a takes us shopping in charlotte. >> reporter: conventions only last once every four years. republicans have their elephant share of ms. in tampa. in charlotte for the democrats, it's much the same. it show political pride there's everything from hats to socks. the youth vote play a major role in democrat success in 2008. it might be part of a long-term party strategy. as it's been for generations of campaigns, there are buttons, lots and lots of buttons, inside and outside the hall. >> i like this one with the image of them. >> reporter: the point is to create a lasting memory but some may not make the plane ride home. >> from cupcakes to candy boxes that feature the first lady and president obama. >> reporter: they have likenes
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 4:00am EDT
in mind. >> bill clinton, back in the spotlight with his powerful defense of president obama. an epic speech already lighting up both sides. all the highlights, live from charlotte. >>> tropical turnaround. a second round for the gulf, as part of isaac, believe it or not, returns. >>> demolition disaster. a crowd quietly watching a building implosion. but seconds later, they are consumed by the debris. >>> and let the games begin. the night football fans have been waiting for, as the nfl season officially gets under way. >>> good thursday morning, everybody. we begin, today, with president obama, set to take the stage tonight in charlotte. ready to accept his party's nomination for a second term. >> and last night on the stage, he made a brief appearance to embrace the big dog, bill clinton, after the former president delivered a thunderous speech of support. abc's brandi hitt, live in charlotte this morning for us. hi, brandi. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. yes. they haven't always had the best relationship. but once again, bill clinton stood right next to barack obama and
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm EDT
into next week. >> president obama and mitt romney campaigned once again in the same state two days in a row. tory dunnan joins u live from washington. yesterday it was ohio. where were the candidates taking their message to today? >> they decided to hold events at pretty much the same time. let's take a look hoot the numbers. this is a cnn poll. it shows president obama has a lead over mitt romney 50% to 44%. both decided to criticize each other's economic plans. >> my opponent a big believer in topdown economics. we tried it in the last decade before i was elected president. it didn't work then and it won't work now. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: back in 2008 virginia ended up going to obama. he was the first democrat to take the state since 1964. >> troy, both candidates have new ads out. tell us what we can expect to hear in the new campaign ads? >> reporter: let's start with the obama campaign. they release lad scaightsi
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 5:30pm EDT
to an actual tie and president obama is going to have to put on a big performance on thursday night to get bump as well. >> wall, the speeches tonight including governor o'malley at 10:00 followed by a relatively unknown mayor from texas, san antonio. what's this about? >> reporter: yes, san antonio mayor julian castro. not a lot of people know about him but he takes to the national stage tonight. he is 37 years old. he's a rising star in the democratic party and will be the first latino to deliver a keynote address at the democratic national convention. here's what he had to say. >> immigration, education, healthcare, and any number of issues, he has been a very effective advocate for the latino community. >> reporter: people are already starting to draw some parallels between obama's speech in 2004 when people didn't necessarily know so much about the state senator and how this is going to be a similar setting for the san antonio mayor. he has some big shoes to film tonight. >> that's interesting. addition to castro, people are waiting for the first lady, mall -- michelle obama. she is suppos
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
. good to be back. well, all roads on the presidential campaign lead to ohio today. president obama and mitt romney, both return for rallies in the battleground state. >> and it is great to have you back, rob. >> thanks. >> the stakes could not be higher, with the latest polls showing the president pulling ahead among ohio voters. abc's tahman bradley joining us this morning from washington with a preview. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. this is the first time in two months president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. they're both holding rallies at the same time. giving a voters a sense of how crucial ohio is. today, a showdown in ohio. president obama and mitt romney spend the day campaigning in the state that could decide the election. the candidates are expected to clash over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. >> you can't stand up to china when all you've done is send them our jobs. >> reporter: the faceoff in the buckeye state come as new polls show romney falling behind
ABC
Sep 3, 2012 2:05am EDT
stagecraft. >> reporter: president obama and the democrats get to spend the week filling the chair presented by clint eastwood on stage last week. national security and foreign policy almost nonexistent from the rhetoric voiced by republicans in tampa. the president has natural advantage there, only one commander-in-chief at a time. >> to me the empty chair which matters, neither side talked to the empty chair of the man or woman that didn't come home from iraq, people are sitting around the table, their wife, daughter is gone. the woman who has to work two shifts. isn't able to have flex time. empty chair of a grandfather with alzheimers can't be there, because the family can't manage them. >> reporter: the white house on a lighter note released recipe for the secret brew of the white house, beer recipe. an effort to reach white working class voters. the secret to the election, perhaps, president obama trying to sent message he is ready to occupy the seat next to you even if it is a bar stool. rick klein, abc news, charlotte. >> cheers. >> good stuff. >> bottom up. thank you, mr. president.
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 4:55am EDT
to be the prime time speech, something that is anticipated. this eve, michelle obama. >> the keynote speakler be the mayor from san antonio texas. introducing him will be our governors martin o'malley, tabbing the podium around 10:00 -- taking the podium around 10:00. we will head to north carolina and send it over to brandy hit. >> reporter: good morning, the stage is set. now it's time for the democratic national convention to begin. the most popular woman in the white house will be taking the podium later tonight. the first day of the democratic national convention will spotlight first lady, might be lady michelle obama. >> reporter: the obama campaign to mrs. obama as the closer. she must convince america he husband is taking the country in the right direction. a similar opening night to last week's republican convention, when ann romney painted her husband as a likable guy. >> can i tell you mitt romney was not handed success. >> reporter: when the gavel strikes on the convention stage the president will be in the midst of his road to charlotte campaign tour touting efforts to bring the
ABC
Sep 7, 2012 5:30pm EDT
on a high note with a speech from president obama. the campaigns shifted focus. emily schmidt is live. what is the reaction from the president's speech today? >> reporter: we saw the strong reaction with the party faithful inside the convention hall last night. another way to gain how gauge, is that the numb of tweets per minute when me was speaking last night, set a new twister record. republicans say look at today's new job numbers, they say the democrats are all talk. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> convention cheers rang out in charlotte. the latest jobs report numbers were sobering news. >> after the party last night , the hangover today. >> reporter: the labor market lost momentum adding 96,000 jobs, down from 141,000 in july, the unemployment rate fell, too, 8.1%. candidate, mitt romney, was quick to react at a rally in iowa. >> 95,000 i believe net new jobs created and almost 400,000 people dropped out of the work force all together. it's simply unmanageable. >> reporter: president obama and vice president joe biden gave their own interpretation o
ABC
Sep 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. it is piling up fast, especially for president obama. he has raised $347 million from individual contributions. a hefty margin over governor romney 192 million senate is stagger that president obama has raced half of his money for people giving $200 or less. >> michael beckal for the center for public integrity, a nonprofit organization says that it is a different story for governor romney where donors are each giving $2000 to his campaign. >> for romney, he has a trem amount of support from financial insurance and real estate sector. >> if there was three big industries supporting obama, it is hollywood, it has been the computer and tech industry and law firms. >> it is the education and health fields where president obama's top donors work. >> if you want to be successful ... >> and gender. >> obama has been engaging both men and women at a pretty solid clip. >> 44% of mr. obama's funds have come from women, 56% from men. compared to governor romney where women is responsible for 29%. male donors make up 70%. for as much as both campaigns are taking in, they are getting to know you better in
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Sep 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >>> a police officer and president obama's motorcade was killed in a highway accident sunday during the visit to west palm beach. police say a pickup truck hit officer bruce st. lawrence motorcade, pushing him in to a guardrail. he was traveling ahead of the president's motorcade. he was preparing to close access to the highway when the accident happened. president obama sent condolences to the family. >>> a boat overturned. the group was on a dragon boat saturday afternoon. the boat was an oversized canoe. it had several people on board. no one was hurt. not clear what caused the boat to overturn. >>> a 12-year-old boy called a hero after steering his family to safety. his dad was having a seizure while he was driving. he knew his family was in danger, his 9-year-old sister has special needs and in the backseat. he grabbed the steering wheel, pulled the car to safety and dialed 911. his mother credits her son with saving the family and count less people on the busy road. >>> this is the damage from two tornados that touched down in knock city. it touched down in queens and another in brook w
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Sep 24, 2012 5:30pm EDT
's secretly taped comments at a fund-raiser made headlines. what the obama campaign is doing to capitalize on it. >>> sex ed is howeverred in some schools. now some are offering the morning after pill. where it's happening and how the community is reacting. >>> put a little weather into motion. take a look at chesapeake beach. on the cooler side. daytime highs home getting into the 60s. outside the studios, showing a beautiful shot overlook towson. here's the son going down a little before 7:00 the official sun sets. the current temperature is 67 degrees. bone dry humidity at 33%. the winds are calm between 5% to 10%. that back down. it should be around 75. we were below average for the date. 68 in frederick, cooling down in winchester and hagerstown. through the evening hours it's going to really cool down. 55 and we're back on at 11 receipt after "dancing with the stars." tomorrow morning it will be in the 70s. tomorrow the clouds will move. take a look at maryland's most powerful radar. a few of the high clouds pushing in. that's going to stay in interior new england. we have our eyes o
ABC
Sep 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with both conventions now behind us what do the numbers say and what mitt romney said about obama care now making it clear what he'd keep. >>> touchdown. the unexpected landing, a door from a jumbo jet crashing onto the streets skidding 30 feet. what the faa is now saying tonight. >>> and royal exit. london saying good-bye to one of the stars of that royal skit, the queen and one of her beloved corgis. >>> good evening, great to have you on this sunday night. we begin here with those images from right here in new york city this weekend, tens of millions come to visit the sites every year but this you rarely see, not one, but two tornados this weekend. tonight the cleanup is under way as many ask what's going on? look at this, the images of the cleanup in brooklyn, new york, and queens, the tornadoes touching down minutes apart. you hear about the warnings in tornado alley. some new yorkers got warnings on their cell phones from their phone company. tonight ginger zee with the images, the science and forecast for the week ahead. >> oh, my god, look at the tornado. >> reporter: not only is t
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Sep 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
by their grieving family and president obama. we'll have more on what the president and the secretary of state said to the families and to the nation in just a moment. but first, back to the latest on the afghanistan attacks we're learning of. martha raddatz in washington tonight. martha, what do we know? >> reporter: this is what we know right now. it was a big attack on camp bastian in southern afghanistan. this is a base divided between a british side and an american side and it was a complex attack, involving many militants. as you said, two marines killed, three or four wounded and two harrier air draft damaged. the attack was carried out with rockets and small arms fire. it is apparently coming under control now, though, david. >> and martha, as we said at the top of the broadcast, we don't know if this is related to the unrest in the other part of that region. but we learned late this is the same base where prince harry is serving? >> reporter: it is. but on the other side, we believe, where the attack occurred. and we don't know whether this had anything to do with that anti-muslim film. >>
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Sep 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
aim at president obama in their convention. this week the democrats get their chance to respond. tory dunnan joins us now from the site of this week's democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina i know things are just getting underway. tell us what's happening now. >> reporter: organizers at the dnc are making sure things are ready. you have supporters and delegates arriving in charlotte. one thing that will be different is, of course, the message. democrats watched republicans in tampa hammer the president on the economy. >> millions of americans are unsure about their future. >> that money wasn't just spent and wasted it. was borrowed, spent and wasted. >> we must reign -- reign in the skyrocketing cost. >> reporter: with the tough question, whether voters are better off now than four years ago. >> folks, let me make something clear and slay it to the press. america is better off today than they left us when they left. >> reporter: here convention hall democrats will unveil a star studded lineup to match the enthusiasm from four years ago. >> you know my husband has
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Sep 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
hurt. >>> president barack obama is hoping to sway older voters and those working toward retirement. >> mitt romney is promising to repeal the president's healthcare plan. we'll have the latest in tonight's democracy 2012. >> is the most popular couple expecting? watch coming up. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >>> if you were stuck in this traffic this weekend, you had a whole lot of company. traffic and parking an absolute nightmare. the county had the day 2 canceled because of the problems. mutters are obstacle courses held in the mud all over the world. more than half a million people participated but this one is being
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Sep 13, 2012 5:30pm EDT
the latest from mitt romney and president obama on the campaign trail. >>> are you tired of dog owners not picking up after their pets? >>> i wanted to load up the havre de grace camera. blue skies. let me step out. enjoy the shot. savor the weather. it is crisp, cool and sunny. you can see that the weather is much the same across the area with the temperatures in the low 80s to near 80 degrees. basically, again, this is what we wait for all year, almost no wind, certainly no rain. chesapeake beach, a sunny scenario. all across the area we seat bright conditions in baltimore itself. we've got a gorgeous, gorgeous scenario for very competitive baseball. no question about that. again, enjoying what is some great weather right now. current conditions at bwi. we've got temperatures in the mid to upper 70s across the area. 78 at bwi. humidity is comfortably low at 47%. temperatures comfortable to low 80s. the dew points in the mid-40s. this is gorgeous. we're going to stay clear tonight, clear first thing when you wake up, maybe some fog. as we start off the day and low valleys a little bit
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Sep 17, 2012 11:35pm EDT
%. >> reporter: romney goes on to say how he plans to reach those voters some who voted for barack obama. >> you say do you think barack obama is a failure? they say no. they like him. >> reporter: on the political website, audio from what is believed to be the same fund-raiser. talking about his father born in mexico to american parents. romney said had he been born to mexican parents, he would have a better chance of winning. >> my dad, as you probably know was the governor of michigan and was head of a car company but he was born in mexico. had he been born of mexican parents i would have a better shot of winning. >> reporter: about the perceptions he was born to a privileged home. >> there's the perception that i was born with a silver spoon. >> reporter: he says 95% is set up for you if you're born in this country and shares the strategy of using ann on the trail. >> use ann sparingly so people don't get tired of her. >> reporter: romney said whoever released the snippets should release them in their entirety. >> whatever released them, release the whole tape so we can see all of it. >> rep
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Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm EDT
up. >>> now to democracy 2012 news tonight, president obama and mitt romney both delivered major speeches today, focused on for policy. tory dunnan joins us live from washington. hello. we don't often get a chance to hear the scanneds talk about these types of issues, do we? >> reporter: we don't. either candidate mentioned the other but it was clear that politics were at play. >> thank you very much oar while speaking to the united nations general assembly president obama addressed the recent deadly lay tacks in the middle east. >> this violence and intolerance has no place among our united nations. >> reporter: he criticized the video that led to the widespread violence. at the same time obama -- >> i will always defend their right to do so. >> reporter: the romney campaign criticized obama for not being tough enough on iran. today the president sought to silence his critics. >> we believe there is time and space to do so. that time is not unlimited. >> reporter: mitt romney spoke at the clinton global initiative. he argued global stability comes through economic success. >> no
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Sep 7, 2012 12:00am EDT
obama. >> by the way, in political terms, a kind of volcano, social media, tweeting 28,000 tweets a minute during her speech. >> do you know that you had 28,000 tweets? >> is that good? i don't know what is that? is that good? >> i would say that's good. >> i don't know how to measure it. justin bieber gets more tweets than that. that's probably nothing. my kids might laugh at that, 28,000 tweets. >> you're setting a high standard for yourself. >> you don't know. >> first lady michele obama, no question about it, a major asset to her husband's campaign. >>> next up, what do beyonce, diddy, and barack obama have in common? >> well, this famous deej yay, meet the by who played president obama's big u2 entrance tonight, coming up next. scampi, grilled, the fried -- there's nothing better. [ male announcer ] at last, red lobster's endless shrimp is back, but only for a limited time, for just $14.99. try as much as you like, any way you like, like new parmesan crusted shrimp or new teriyaki grilled shrimp, all with salad and unlimited chear bay biscuits, for just $14.99. [ ryan ] they
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Sep 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, president obama and the democrats on the eve of their big convention. this is fun. we showed it to you in tampa. now from charlotte, the arena getting a makeover before the convention starts. the bounce romney was hoping for after his convention, new numbers coming in tonight saying the republican convention had minimal impact. a new poll finds president obama with 47%. mitt romney, 46%. still a dead heat. now president obama gets the ball. three things he has to score, our political team is covering it all tonight. we start with jake tapper right there in charlotte. >> reporter: good evening. president obama will not only be competing with mitt romney's convention here. he'll also be competing with memories of his own convention four years ago and all the promise he then seemed to represent. >> first lady michele obama came to the podium this afternoon to prepare for her speech tomorrow night. her husband at a labor day celebration in ohio, took credit for saving the u.s. auto industry. >> i believed in you, i bet on you and because of that bet, three years later, that bet is paying o
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Sep 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the atta attack. so far, more than 300 firefighters have the flames barely contained. it comes as isaac roared ashore. almost 3,000 people remain in shelters and more than 100,000 have no power. baby emily, born too earl
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
to follow but tonight, it's all about barack obama. and he will make his case in his own words about why he deserves a second term. ♪ former president bill clinton made a forceful endorsement of president barack obama on day two of the democratic national convention. >> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the former president commanded the crowd. speaking for 48 minutes. making the case obama has a better path forward for the next four yearsful he countered gop criticism that voters aren't better off now than four years ago. >> no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: clinton praised obama for reforming health care and saving the auto industry. and the former president delivered a clear distinction of what this race comes down to -- >> if you want a winner take all, you're on your own society, you should support the republican ticket. but if you want a country of shared opportunities and shar
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Sep 10, 2012 2:05am EDT
. the latest gallup poll suggests president obama picked up momentum after the convention in charlotte. in august, in a dead heat. >> the numbers put the president ahead by five points. abc's senior washington editor looks at a state in play. good morning, rick klein. >> reporter: rob, paula, ohio is the key. here is why. according to abc news latest race projections president obama in line for 207 electoral votes to 206. if you add in ohio's 18. 255 of the 270 he need. he would need one or more states to take it all. if romney doesn't win ohio he would have to win every other battleground state. the president getting one of the photo-ops on the campaign trail. visiting a pizza shop. >> good to see you. >> he got a literal lift. not bad coming out of the convention again. doesn't hurt that it was in florida. rob, paula. >> that gay actually, president sapresident -- that guy actually, president said look at those guns, he said he will vote for him again, never saw the leader of the free world, bear hugged and picked up in a pizza joint. rare moment on the trail. >> no republican candid
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Sep 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
to remember 9/11. but we need to have our privacy, too. >> reporter: in washington, president obama will observe a moment of silence at 8:45, before attending an observance ceremony at the pentagon. landers were placed along the memorial for the 40 crew members and passengers who died. today, they'll ring bells of remembrance. back in lower manhattan, the new, multibillion-dollar one world trade center stands tall. >> the progress and the momentum at one world trade center and the world trade center site is a testimony to the region's resilien resilience. >> reporter: the thousands of good news of the workers and people living around ground zero. about 50 new cancers will be covered by a $2.77 billion settlement fund, set ul for victim compensation. >> the first responders who were there for us, we're going to be there for them. we're going to compensate them and help provide treatment. >> reporter: but congress will have to put more money into the fund. there will be a break on the campaign trail today, with president obama staying here in washington, and mitt romney speaking to th
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Sep 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
obama addresses the united nations and has harsh words for one nation in particular. >> as usual, iran, the elephant in the room in that one. >>> plus also this morning, an emotional reunion. a woman who was nearly killed by an out-of-control car. look at the tape. the police officer who literally saved her life. they have been reunited. an incredible story. she is very lucky to be alive. look at that. how close that was. how tragic that could have been. >>> her life was changed. but her dreams remain. a paralyzed woman's vow to walk down the aisle for her wedding day. >> little bit of inspiration on a wednesday morning. great story. >>> first, we have been talking and the country talking about this suns mince monday night. the pressure to do something about the replacement refs. it all picked up steam after this call monday night giving seattle the highly doubtful, questionable, illegitimate victory. >> see one waving it off. one saying touchdown. now even the presidential candidates are weighing in on the issue. abc's karen travers joining us this morning with the very latest. hi, ka
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Sep 7, 2012 2:35am EDT
" -- four more years. that is what president obama asked democrats and america for last night. during his impassioned address. >> the commander-in-chief's tone and the big takeaway this morning now that both the democratic and republican conventions are in the history books. it's friday, september 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> can i get an amen? >> amen. >> the weekend is here. >> it is. >> i'm paula faris. we'll take you live to charlotte for extensive coverage of the democratic convention. thenic nomi then economic news. the stock market's big high and why investors have their eyes today on unemployment trend. and everyone is saying that, he knew those numbers for the job, the job report when he spoke last night. >> the president gets a sneak peek. kind of knows. see whether the numbers are a wet blanket on what he said or does point to some kind of recovery. we'll see. stock market great day. jobs report a whole different thing. >>> also this morning, any woman who had a mammogram in their 20s could fa
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Sep 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
wednesday morning, everyone. we begin this wednesday with michelle obama, delivering an impassioned speech on the first night of the democratic national convention. >> the first lady got a rousing reception in charlotte, where she told cheering delegates that the man she knows as a husband and a father, is the man to lead this country for four more years. abc's brandi hitt joins us live from charlotte with the latest. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: michelle obama was the star at the opening night of the democratic national convention. and she revealed personal details about the president as only she could. >> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: in an emotional speech, first lady michelle obama reminded voters her husband still stands behind working families with every tough decision he makes as president. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: president obama and their daughters watched the spee from the white house. while others at the democratic nat
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Sep 19, 2012 4:00am EDT
calls romney, quote, obviously inarticulate. and president obama has weighed in, as well. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: appearing on cbs' "late show with david letterman," president obama threw an elbow at mitt romney, for his controversial comments, that almost half of americans view themselves as victims. >> one thing i've learned as president, is you represent the entire country. my expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everybody. not just for some. >> reporter: it was the president's first time weighing in on the secret video, showing romney telling wealthy donors that 47% of the country is dependent on government. >> they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> reporter: since the tape's release, the romney campaign has been scrambling to control the damage. romney, last night, on fox news. >> we were, of course, talking about a campaign and how ease going to get close to half the vote. i'm going to get half the vote. i want to get 50.1% or more. >> reporter: launching this web video, with chicagoans reacting.
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm EDT
and president bush had a very different judgment. >> reporter: mitt romney and president obama are no strangers to debates. combined participated in dozens of debates over the past two election cycles. a lot is at stake this wednesday in denver. >> i would put medicare and social security in a lock box. >> reporter: in 2000, algore held an 8 point lead over george bush before the first debate. right after his lead vanished, the two were tied at 43. this year, each side is making efforts to lower expectations. this memo obtained, is written by romney advisor, beth meyers, she talks glowingly about the president's debate record, siting where americans declared him the winner over john mccain each time. you make your opponent out to be unbeatable, regardless of what is said, you can declare a victory of sorts. >> how are the candidates getting ready for the weekend? >> reporter: there is going to be a lot of studying going this weekend, mitt romney is going back to boston, actually you might remember he has been getting ready with rob portman, playing the role of president obama and portman took
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Sep 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
>>> making news in america on this labor day morning, the road to chartd. >> president obama is in an important battleground state today. democrats prepare for their national convention. >>> here's a taste of what is left in isaac's aftermath. widespre widespread flooding. summertime temps. >>> a horrific crash at an air show in iowa. the plit loses control and plunges to his death. >>> fears about michael jackson's state of mind before his death. one of them calling him, quote, a bas accouket case." >>> good morning. we begin this labor day with a busy working holiday in the presidential race. >> this morning, delegates will begin arriving in charlotte, north carolina, for the convention. brandi hitt is in charlotte, already. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: today, they're taking over the streets of charlotte. they're starting to put up a stage behind me. this is a kickoff party. in fact, the first big name to arrive today is first lady michelle obama. >> it is time to move forward, that's the choice in this election. >> reporter: this week, it's the democrats' turn to ral
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Sep 10, 2012 11:35pm EDT
>>> tonight on "nightline," obama revealed. an explosive new book, an exclusive tape that takes us inside the oval office as the president faced off against republicans as an economic time bomb ticked. so what made the man so famously cool spew coals of rage? diane sawyer with an abc news exclusive. >>> cheer, in the high-pressure world of competitive cheerleading, this tough as nails coach is making like "glee's" sue sylvester to turn them into champions but at what price? >>> and for anyone who's ever looked at their pooch and seen a glimpse of nobility introducing animal ancestors. how one artist made a booming business in pet portraits. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. tonight, you'll get a glimpse behind the closed doors of power and into the dysfunctional relationships that can make or break this nation. bob woodward is best known for uncovering watergate but his new book takes us into the obama white house where last year's clash with republican leadership brought america to the brink of financial armageddon. tonight you'll hear tapes from the president and speaker of the ho
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Sep 11, 2012 5:30am EDT
obama got a lift literally from a super enthusiastic supporter during the president's weekend. this was the bus tour in florida and he stopped by big apple pizza and pasta restaurant in fort pierce. you see right therech the owner so -- there. the owner so excited he lifted the president a foot off ground. >> i guess i got caught up in the moment. it's a brief moment when i knew he was coming. he opened up the door and he was like where's scott and when i saw him he came right at me and shook my hand and i was just so excited i just gave him a big hug and pkd him up. it was crazy. >> he says despite what people think he didn't discuss the hug with secret service and the president was genuinely surprised. the florida shop owner describes himself as a register republican who voted for obama back in 2008 and plans to do so again this november. >>> maybe you twist the edges apart and lick the frosting or dunk the cookie in a glass of milk. who knows. but everybody certainly has an oreo routine to enjoy the cookie. that routine is being twisted apart. kraft foods releasing look at
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